Chinese company Baidu has been investing tons of money in artificial intelligence, they went a step ahead by hiring away the creator of the Google Brain project, who was famous for building autonomous cars, or creating a recent artificial intelligence that can mimic your voice after hearing for a while. At this week’s MIT Technology Review, Baidu gave a demo of the pocket universal translator that is able to translate sentences from English to Mandarin.

Shown on the stage, is the pocket translator used to facilitate conservation between English-speaking editor Will Night and Hua Wu [Chief Scientist of Baidu].

The device can translate questions like “Where can I buy this device?” and “When will machines replace humans?” into mandarin, and vice-verse Mandarin to English. This pocket translator technology is the same technology that is used by Google’s machine translation and voice-recognition technology.

This product has been available in the market since December, now it is used by travel agencies and airports in China. Its goal is to use English, Chinese and Japanese translations to help navigate around the cities. However, the market will expand in the future.

While various cell phones can do noteworthy machine interpretation at introduction, that doesn’t reduce how great Baidu’s accomplishment is. Not exclusively does it underline how effective the organization has been at going up against the Silicon Valley tech monsters, yet its obviously direct usability totally makes this a contraption we would be occupied with grabbing. Particularly if, eventually, Baidu can consolidate this with its previously mentioned voice sound- alike innovation.

Alongside Google’s in-ear interpretation earbuds, it appears that we’re living in an unbelievably energizing time for machine interpretation.